Website Impersonations: The Amazons (.at versus .com), 2006
Quicktime Demo of Gallery Installation
Quote from Catalog
"Switching Worlds: Desires and Identities"
"Analyzing famous websites and retranslating their user-friendly surfaces
into the global language of figurative, narrative (if non-linear) video, Ursula
Endlicher has clearly gone to the heart of the matter. Rather than land- and
cityscapes, it is the structure of brand Websites that have become our daily
environment; constructing personalities embodying the spirit of such Web-
sites is bound to become a major field of artistic activity. Such creative
analysis seems of particular interest when it involves a global Internet seller
that has become a brand itself and knows how to adapt its appearance to
preconceived notions of market culture. The resulting difference between
the U.S. Website of that brand and its various European subsidiaries, in
particular the German/Austrian ones, is not only a fascinating and at the
same time sobering example of cultural diversity in the 21st century, it is
also as subjective as it gets and invites viewers to superimpose their own
desires and identities."
Excerpt from "The future of the past or the past of the future?" from the catalog for
"Switching Worlds: Desires and Identities" by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein,
director of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York and curator of the show.

Review(s)
Village Voice / art
Switching Worlds: Desires and Identities
"... Ursula Endlicher's 'mouse chair' (gyrate your rump to control a
computer cursor) is literal low tech." (R.C.Baker)


Flavorpill NYC / multimedia
Switching Worlds: Desires and Identities
"...Ursula Endlicher's real-time web feed The Amazons is a humorous
video and multimedia installation depicting her American and European
selves in split-screen format. Viewers can navigate the scrolling text
over this projection with their bottoms, as the seat of a chair doubles
as a mouse..."(PJ)


The Great Dance Weblog
A Dance Vocabulary for Performance Art:"...For this
installation, 'Website Impersonations: The Amazons (.at versus .com),'
Ursula creates a movement vocabulary that corresponds to the underlying
HTML code of a webpage..."(Doug Fox)


Technical Requirements for Installation (Incl. Mouse Chair 2.0)
Conceptual and Technical Background (Hardware/Software)
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